50 ships deployed in India's area of responsibility: Navy

NEW DELHI: Around 50 Indian Navy vessels are recently deployed in sea lanes, including in areas of India's maritime passion and in anti-piracy operations, the Navy said on Tuesday.
The Indian Navy has wider presence in the yard, the Indian Ocean area, which could also be witnessing an expanding presence of the Chinese navy.


It additionally has challenge based deployments from the Persian Gulf to the Malacca Straits and from northern Bay of Bengal to the east coast of Africa and southern Indian ocean.


"#MissionBasedDeployments From Persian Gulf to Malacca Straits & from Northern Bay of Bengal to Southern Indian Ocean to East coast of Africa @indiannavy with 50 ships on vigil 24X7 keep our Area of Responsibility (AOR) safe. @indiannavy Anytime, Anywhere Everytime @nsitharaman," the Indian Navy spokesperson tweeted.


These also are the areas that experience one of the vital essential Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOCs), which are of strategic passion to India.


China, too, has deployed its ships in the Indian Ocean to hold out anti-piracy operations. It has a naval base in Djibouti and is building the Gwadar port in Pakistan, strategically situated on the mouth of the Persian Gulf.
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